Hello ILGM Community!
- So I’ll try to keep my first post as short and sweet as I can: I am a first time grower who is tending to a single AK-47 plant in a pot, using light from both indoors and outdoors. She has been growing for roughly 10 weeks now (I got the plant around mid-May '18), and currently stands 25" tall. I’ve done as much reading and learning as I possibly can about basic upkeep to maintain a healthy plant (what types of nutes/how much, how much water and how often, types of soil, nutrient deficiencies, the list goes on…) and so far I think I’ve done a pretty decent job. She started out in a 1 gal pot when I got her (had already been transferred once from pot size unknown) and I transferred her to a 5 gal pot the day I got her, as I was directed from person I got the plant from.
- Fast-forward about 10 weeks until today, and there have been no signs of root rot or nutrient deficiences or pests. The only stress she has faced was a moderate sunburning from a hot day in the sun (about 95 degrees F for most of the day), but that was 3-4 weeks ago and has since made a beautiful recovery (supplemented nutrients with a bit of Neptune’s Harvest seaweed extract as I read it helps plants recover from/prevent heat stress).
- So about 3 days ago, I transplanted her from the 5 gal pot to a 10 gal plastic pot. She did show some mild signs of shock, which I had anticipated, and seems to be doing pretty well. My main concern here is that even though she looks healthy, I’m just generally worried that she might have some stunted growth. For the initial recovery, I let her sit under a 200w fluorescent bulb for 2 days because I also read that it’s not good to put plants in direct sunlight directly after transplanting (is this true?)
- Bottom Line: I have some pictures of her here that I took today, and I really just want to try and have a discussion so I can learn how to make the rest of this grow go as smoothly as possible, and to see if I’m even doing it right.
Posted some pics below! I think she looks good, but I think I may be having an issue with uniform growth because of the size of certain canopy leaves. Thank you!!